Let me start out with why I am bring this up, why I’m taking the time to write this and post the video. 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
While I agree that as a church we are to welcome all, and allow anyone to come and worship, this is not the issue. To be a leader of a church, an elder, there are requirements given by God. An elder, overseer, is to be above reproach, this does not mean sinless, this means he has repented of his sins and strives to live without sin. 1 Timothy 3:2An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Someone who dresses like a woman, is an abomination, think of how much worse someone is that not only puts women’s clothes on their body, but puts women’s breast into their body, changes their body to go from a man to a woman through medication and surgery. Well, we should all know it’s impossible, you can’t change your chromosomes, it will always be a male, no mammary glands, no ovaries, and will remain to be an abomination until it repents and changes it’s ways to go back to it’s original sex, as best as it can even if there are body parts missing. Yes, this person can be saved, that is not the issue here either, the issue is the fact that this person is an elder, a sin of the church and himself. Deuteronomy 22:5 A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God
So, this person is going against God. As an elder, it knows the Bible. For a man, dressing like a woman is an abomination, so God hates this person so I have to assume he hates God. Being in an elders position, the only thing it can be there for is to tear apart the church, and that is satans agenda, this shows exactly who this person is aligned with. Matthew 12:30 He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
How does God feel? Gods detests this person, nowhere in the Bible does it say God hates sin but loves the sinner, I wonder if sometimes God even hates the sinner. Psalm 5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. 5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Psalm 11:5 The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion. In these verses it’s not about the sin, it’s the worker of it, the person. Also, it’s not the act of wickedness, or the love of violence God hates, it says its the actual person. Now when I brought this up to my pastor, he says there is no way God can actually hate a person, I don’t know, I’m just going by what I read, and I even looked these verse up in the original language… I could still be wrong, but the point is, God at least detests these people. He gave me the example that God looks at people he created as I look at my daughters then asked me if I could ever hate my daughter, no matter what she did. I, of course said no, I will always love her. But wait, could I ever kill my daughter, never, but God has killed people he created, look at Jericho, a whole city, Sodom, Gomorrah, Goliath and more, so God doesn’t look at people as I look at my children, again, I could be wrong…
Now, back to my original verse about this, Deuteronomy 22:5, where it uses the word “abomination”. What does that word mean? According to the dictionary:
Definition of abomination (Merriam-Webster)
1 : something abominablez
2 : extreme disgust and hatred : loathing
So again, it’s not the act God hates, it’s the person doing the act, “whoever does these things”, not these things are an abomination, the person who does these things god has “extreme disgust and hatred” toward.
What would Jesus do, that is one of the biggest lies put out in the churches, in society. I’m not saying we should not do as Jesus, we should when we can, but the people behind the WWJD movement speak of Jesus as just a sheep, loves everything and everyone, always calm, never angry. I showed how God hates evil and hates sin and Jesus and God are as one John 14:9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. Jesus feels as God, and he showed us this in the scriptures. Jesus was with God, all through the Bible, he was right next to God when God killed nations, he was there when God wiped out Sodom and Gomorrah, John 8:58 “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am. Jesus wasn’t in heaven saying “no father, don’t do it, it’s wrong, we need to accept them for who they are”.
Even on earth he showed that there are things he will not accept and gets upset over. John 2:14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a WHIP of cords, he drove them all out of the temple…
Think about it, Jesus got that upset just over something as small as some people making a profit off others in the church, how much angrier would he be with this? A church displaying an abomination as one of their leaders. Jesus would drive this person and all involved out of the church as he did the money changers.
People say to me that Jesus was always compassionate, nope, he was compassionate, until it was time to NOT be compassionate. There are many that seem to avoid these things Jesus has said:
Luke 11:40 “You fools!”
Matthew 12:34 “You brood of vipers”
Matthew 7:5 “You hypocrite”
John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil”
Are we just to ignore this abomination and leave it in God’s hands? No, we were given the commission to run the church as Jesus would.
So, is Deuteronomy 22:5 still relevant today? Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
So then what about all the talk of stoning sinners in Deuteronomy? This is why Jesus came, he took the punishment. Jesus came and took our punishment, so it’s not our place to stone (punish) someone for their sin, but the sin is still sin.